Recent News for Special Needs Nutrition

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Sugars and Starches: They're Not All Bad!

July 23, 2017

Although owners are frequently warned against the consequences of feeding these carbs, horses need them in their diets.... Read More

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A Look at Pony Club's Feeding Rules

July 16, 2017

Our nutrition expert, who's also a USPC regional supervisor, shares the basic nutrition rules every Pony Clubber learns.... Read More

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5 Tips for Packing the Pounds on Performance Horses

July 16, 2017

Here's what to consider when managing a hard-keeping equine athlete.... Read More

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Weaning Ways

July 16, 2017

Here's how to help your weanling transition to adulthood as smoothly as possible.... Read More

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How to Get a Horse to Drink When Away From Home

July 10, 2017

Find out why some horses won't consume water away from home and learn how to keep him hydrated.... Read More

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Can Nutrition Boost the Equine Immune System?

July 09, 2017

Researchers are looking at how diet might influence how horses respond to stress and disease.... Read More

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Equine OCD: Harmless Bone Lesion or Permanent Problem?

July 05, 2017

Leading researchers from around the world share their findings on this common joint disease of young horses. ... Read More

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Nutrition Tips for Traveling With Your Horse

July 02, 2017

Travel stress can lead to gastric ulcers and colic. Use these strategies to help keep your horse healthy away from home.... Read More

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Senior Feeds: Not Just for Old Horses

July 02, 2017

Don't balk at the S-word on the feed label. It might be just what your adult horse needs. ... Read More

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Adding Fuel to the Fire: How Diet Affects Horse Behavior

June 30, 2017

Find out how you can influence your horse's behavior through feed management and ingredients. ... Read More

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Keeping the Aging Horse Comfortable

June 30, 2017

Here's how to manage senior horses' aging teeth, joints, lungs, and more.... Read More

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Forage Options for Finicky Eaters

June 28, 2017

My senior horse will not eat any hay in his stall. Are there any other forage options?... Read More

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Improving Dry Equine Skin and Coats With Nutrition

June 26, 2017

Do you have a horse with flaky skin and a dry mane and tail? The right feed might help.... Read More

Troy Heikes (USA) and Lil Gun Dunit were the leaders in the second individual reining qualifier .

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Keeping Your Equine Athlete at the Top of His Game

June 21, 2017

Our sources share nine ways to help your sport horse perform at his best.... Read More

Quarter Horse stallion Slick by Design is a competitive barrel racer who's also one of the sport's leading sires.

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The Double-Duty Stallion

June 18, 2017

Is your stallion expected to perform in both the breeding shed and the arena? Here's what you need to know. ... Read More

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The Ins and Outs of Feeding the OTTB

June 16, 2017

Careful dietary consideration is needed when transitioning a Thoroughbred from racing to a pleasure or sport career.... Read More

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5 Tips for Feeding Easy Keepers

June 12, 2017

Follow these steps to help your overweight horse subsist on fewer calories.... Read More

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5 Tips for Feeding Weanlings

June 03, 2017

Don't wait until your foal is weaned to plan a diet that meets his increased energy, protein, and mineral requirements.... Read More

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Feeding PPID Horses

May 30, 2017

Our nutrition expert explains how diet changes can help horses with pituitary pars intermedia dysfunction (PPID).... Read More

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Nutrition and the Equine Topline

May 29, 2017

Find out how proper nutrition, including high-quality protein, could help improve muscling over your horse's back.... Read More

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Feeding the Endocrine-Challenged Horse

May 29, 2017

Laminitis risk is the No. 1 reason we worry about equine metabolic conditions such as EMS and PPID when feeding horses.... Read More

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How to Introduce and Use a Grazing Muzzle for Horses

May 22, 2017

An equine nutritionist offers tips for reducing your horse's pasture intake with a grazing muzzle. ... Read More

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An Inside Look at the Equine GI Microbiome

May 20, 2017

Researchers are learning more about how microbes within the gut influence horse health. ... Read More

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How Broodmare Nutrition Affects Her Foal

May 19, 2017

Researchers found that over- and underfeeding can affect foals' bone growth, metabolism, and testicular development.... Read More

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5 Tips for Feeding Lactating Mares

May 17, 2017

Lactating mares must maintain weight while providing foals with critical nutrients. Here's how to feed them.... Read More